Preparing your home for winter is a must when you live in the Andover, MA area, but one chore many forget to add to their list is roof inspections and repairs. As a go-to roofing contractor in the area, we want our customers to be prepared for what this next season has in store and for that, we suggest these four tips to get your roof ready for the winter:
Look for potential damages to the exterior
Blistering, curling, missing or broken shingles, loose granules, mold, and buckling are all signs of damage to your roof that should be addressed. Always attempt to complete your inspection from the ground to avoid potential falls and injury. If you feel uncertain about your own assessment, contact a professional to look at your roof for you.
Inspect for damages to the interior
Water damage to the inside of your home is a big indicator that your roof could be having problems. Inspect your ceilings and walls for staining and don’t be afraid to get in the attic to check for mold, wet insulation, rusted vents, rot, or other similar water-related issues. Again, a professional can assist with this inspection.
Clean away debris
Your home needs proper run-off in order to get rid of water effectively, and that means cleaning away anything that might potentially stop it from happening. Clean your roof and gutters of leaves after most, if not all, have fallen. This will help prevent pooling and freezing when the cold really sets in.
Prevent ice dams
Shingles are designed for water, but they are not intended for it to sit. Ice dams can cause water to back up under your shingles, saturate them, and create water damage in your home. One of the best ways to fight ice dams is by adequately ventilating and insulating your attic space.
Fortunately, Adam V. Roofing can help you with many of the steps to help prepare your home for winter. From roof repairs to ventilation, our experts will be able to help you identify problem areas and address them before they become a more significant issue.
With more questions about our roofing services and how you can prepare for winter, please contact Adam Vaillancourt Roofing’s team today by calling (866) 636-0006.